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defense secretary leon panetta. the obama administration homeland security -- rather national security adviser nominated to become the next central intelligence agency director, taking of the poster designed by general david patraeus after his affair with his biographer was disclosed. appointments follow the president's december 21st nomination of senator john kerry to replace hillary clinton as the secretary of state. the president is considering a new job for ambassador to the united nations susan rice. may become the next national security advisor if all the appointments are confirmed. we will have carried out an almost total revamping of his national security team. >> confident that judge will be an outstanding secretary of defense and brennan will be an outstanding director of the central intelligence agency. may understand that we are only successful because of the folks up and down the line in these respective institutions. the folks on the ground who are oftentimes putting their lives at risk for us. and oftentimes removed from washington and politics. lou: some members of the
touched down in korea hours ago. last week the obama administration discourage this trip which the pair call a private humanitarian mission. >>> so, how much dough will hostess make on its bread brands? the "wall street journal" is reporting flower's food and another one are in talks to buy wonderer bread and nature's pride for an estimated $350 million. a lot of dough. >>> starting this month washington is the first state to charge electric vehicle owners $100 a year to pay for wear and tear on state roads a fee that's collected on gas tax. >>> from careercast enlisted military personnel have the most stressful jobs in the country. >>> so where do you want to spend your stress free days in retirement? for the fifth year in a row, ecuador was the top foreign retirement destination for folks from u.s. and canada due to its affordability, weather and welcoming cu welcoming culture. >>> this year tokyo restaurant owner she would out $1.7 million for one bluefin tuna. i wonder if he ate it. nfl playoff picture is set for next week. which teams advanced and why the pga tour opener can't get
. we need to close the gun show loophole. there are certain things the obama administration could do on the mental health front and enforcing existing laws when it comes to tracking guns through the computer system, that was set up we have to come together. i think it's one of those enough is enough moments. >>> don't miss "the ed show" weeknights at 8:00 eastern on msnbc, the place for politics. >>> as president obama prepares for a visit by afghan president hamid karzai, the white house said for the first time it's possible that no american troops will remain in afghanistan after 2014. a so-called zero option that would remove all u.s. troops by the end of next year would be be considered according to deputy security adviser benjamin rhodes. "the washington posts" some are pushing for and arguing that a smaller force would be the best way to end the costly unpopular war. >>> a military judge has refused to toss out charges against army private bradley manning who is accused of providing classified documents to wikileaks, but she is reducing any prison sentence that he may receive.
. 5:27. 41 degrees. good morning washington continues at 5:30. >> the obama administration has scaled down the number of inaugural balls, but huge crowds are live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> straight ahead, a miserable start to the year for many. in some cities, flu vaccines are getting very difficult to find. good morning washington. it is friday, january 11. i'm scott thuman. >> i'm cynne simpson. jeras. >> a pretty interesting day. it will be a lot different than the last few. one exception -- our temperatures are still mild. 39 degrees at reagan national. 33 at dulles. gaithersburg, 34. 32 in frederick. we had some scattered cottages, but as you look at the satellite, see how there are different shades of gray? you will see the stars and the middle but between all of this. -- the moon between all of this. showers are on the way, but i think they will stay away until maybe middle of the afternoon. 43 at 9:00, 49 at noon, at 50 degrees at 5:00. yes, the showers will be here before the drive home. it could impact your commute home. the problems with
walmart. a me go today in washington on gun violence. an obama administration official telling cnn walmart's representative will meet only with attorney general, eric holder, and not with the vice president. remember, walmart was originally not going to attend the meeting at all but changed its mind yesterday. >>> when it comes to ending gun violence, vice president joe biden made it clear if congress doesn't pass new gun laws, the president could go it alone, as in bypass congress and issue an executive order. >> the president is going to act. there are executive orders and action that can be taken. we haven't decided what that is yet. we are compiling it all with help of the attorney general and all the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action we believe is required. >> gun rights advocates took the remark as a threat charging it is the first step in sfrtrippin americans of their second amendment rights. listen to rush limbaugh. >>> when biden, himself, a liberal democrat, says himself, the president, cabinet, attorney general, a bunch of leftist democrats are talking ab
'm nice to the regulators, particularly the obama administration who declared war on me maybe they will call off the war on me. that is not going to happen. last thing they need to see bureaucrats paid by tax dollars see a company of course i'm making decisions based on withholding dollars from your paycheck. it would be bad politics to be candid here as sadly is often the case. melissa: i guess. they seem like they open themselves up to more attacks. they say, of course, mark can i is saying now that they tried to move it in near hurricane conditions, you know they're defending it saying it was safe. it does seem like it is a very tough weatherwise time of year to be moving around. look what happened ha. look at the potential environmental impact, i don't know. >> probably tougher to leave it there. i mean they do winter these things elsewhere for reasons other than tax policy as well. risk is something, ed markey, if you look at his gislative record is destined to make sure we diaperly healthy. he wants to take risk out of life and let the government make all hard decisions
the continuing resolution funding all of government runs out at the end of march. the obama administration has refused, saying they're refusing to negotiate over the debt ceiling. question is show, how do they enforce not negotiating when they have their own arcane plan b. over the weekend, the treasury didn't department took one of toews off the table. the trillion dollar platinum coin. senate democrats suggested another plan brk. they wrote in a letter to the president that if the republicans refused to raise the debt ceiling or agreed to do it as part of unbalanced legislation, then we believe you must be willing to take any lawful steps to ensure that america does not break its promises and trigger a global economic crisis without congressional approval if negative. so senate democrats are beg igi the white house to consider maybe it's the 14th amount md option. whatever it is, they're begging the white house to find a plan b. meanwhile, the republican leadership is quietly trying to push itself rank and file away from a debt ceiling showdown, believing the fight worth having is over fundi
. the obama administration didn't respond to that at all. but comedian bill maher did. he went on the "tonight" show in light of what trump did and said i'll donate $5 million to a charity if trump can prove he's not the spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan. so he took a nasty swipe at the donald. now guess what? the donald sent a copy of his birth certificate to bill maher. there's donald's birth certificate. and donald is saying write that $5 million to charity. >> it was a joke, trump. it's bill maher. >> interesting. >> never lose your sense of humor. >> those are two media -- not media bashful guys. that is not over. >> mark wahlberg, he has so many talents, especially in the chest area, very talented. but if he loses his day job as a movie star, he could be a tv anchor. look at that. he basically just bum rushed the weather forecast here at a local news station. so that's making news, the weatherman. >> having a little fun at the local media's experience. we should have some celebrity cameos on this show. and let's end on a good note. robin roberts tweeted out something yeste
noting that hagel is going to meet with senator schumer. it could be a crucial moment in the obama administration efforts to advance the nomination tohagel. he is expected to press mr. hagel on issues concerning iran and israel. who else is hagel set to meet with the this week? >> hagel has been starting to make the rounds on -- he's already started to make the rounds on the telephone and there's been -- there's been some reporting out there on where he's sort of going. he's going to have to. >> you can find the rest of this conversation online. we take you to the floor of the house convening. denham, an >> chairman schuster laid the groundwork in 2006 when his post-karina reform act authorized fema to conduct a number of recovery programs. costs of dramatically reduced, projects were completed faster and the process was more efficient. without making permanent the debris removal program, the taxpayer could pay six times the cost of debris removal and it could take much longer. the individuals and households pilot program incorporated in this bill would reduce costs by a similar am
derogatory about the obama administration, saying he never thought he would see his loyalty and respect drawn into question after more than 30 years in the service. his resignation was accepted by president obama, promoting his new book, "my share of the task." those are some of the headlines on c-span radio. >> i enjoy the capitol hill coverage because i started their many decades ago, and your coverage live of the house and senate, and the committee hearings. i think they are informative to the public to see what -- to show them what happens in congress. it presents itself what is really happening, a little bit of commentary, but not really edited to a certain pre- election. just what they want to present to the american people. >> c-span, created by american's cable companies in 1979. brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> "washington journal" continues. host: thomas schatz is president of citizens against government waste. we are talking about the fiscal cliff law that was signed recently. what issues were tackled in end broadly, and what was left on the table?
of the obama administration's approach there. the low troop numbers that they're contemplating, that they will be discussing with president karzai will not be any where near sufficient to accomplish our strategic objective, america's strategic objective which is defeating the taliban. and i think we're --. bill: it is fascinating. i apologize for the interruption how the events in benghazi are now shaping our foreign policy whether this administration wants to admit it or not. >> well that perhaps is the small glimmer of good news that they recognize that benghazi was a real debacle for our security policies for embassies overseas but the larger question here in afghanistan is the administration's unwillingness to do what we need to do to prevent 10 years of sacrifice and loss of life by our forces from simply being wasted if the taliban come back into power. bill: well this administration, this president, wants to get out of afghanistan, would you agree with that. >> absoluteliers the question is, what kind of a force do you leave behind? >> he is looking, they are leaking rec
. this, as the obama administration plans its final exit strategy from the decade-long conflict. the pentagon does not support the option, though, to pull out all american troops from afghanistan, saying some soldiers need to stay and tamp down al qaeda. new images this morning of american robert levinson kidnapped in iran in 2007 during a business trip. the photos were sent to the former fbi agent's family back in 2011. they released them on tuesday. in them, he is dressed like a prisoner at guantanamo bay. iranian officials have denied knowing anything about levinson's disappearance, a claim that u.s. officials doubt. >>> a nightmare for boeing amid safety woes for the company's much anticipated dreamliner. nbc's ron mott has more from logan international airport in boston. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. double trouble for japan airlines and boeing over the past 48 hours here at logan as both companies investigate exactly what went wrong. two days in a row at boston's logan airport, a japan airline's jet has landed in the news. on tuesday, a new 787 full of pa
. the president of the nra is speaking out, accusing the obama administration of attacking the second amendment. >> they made it very clear that the president's position on firearms and the so-called assault weapons ban and the like had been the same position that he has taken for many years and that they're going to stick with that. >> reporter: sharp words came after the vice president earlier in the day previewed his upcoming report. >> there's an emerging set of recommendations. i'm going to focus on the ones that relate primarily to gun ownership, what type of weapons can be owned. and one is there is a surprising -- so far, a surprising recurrence of suggestions that we have universal background checks. >> reporter: meanwhile the president is coming under scrutiny this week after naming jack lew as treasury secretary, the fourth white male mr. obama has chosen in the last month to fill top cabinet positions. this photo, surrounded by all male advisers, though top aide valerie jarrett is hidden behind one of the men. e.p.a. administrator lisa jackson is quitting and so is labor secretary h
on america, we don't trust each other? >> no, it's an indictment of the obama administration's view of america and the america this administration has created. >> it's definitely a role in it as well of course, but by the same token, at the top of the the list the scandanavian countries or european countries that president obama would like us to emulate and things that rank high there are the acceptance of other people, diversity, those kind of things. stuart: diversity in norway? >> i know. stuart: are you kidding me. charles: they ranked number one with diversity, we're like number 14 in diversity. looking at the list, ireland more diverse, sweden is more diverse. so, it's kind of a faulty report, but the gist of it is true. more americans are losing faith in what made america great. stuart: i'll give you that, but norway diverse? >> i agree. stuart: new the at 10 we talk to the man who helped write the last assault weapons ban. will any new legislation really stop another mass shooting and what about assault weapons that are currently owned? what are we going to do with them if t
in the obama administration. he has the president's absolute trust. he is a very talented cia -- host: what you think the impact has been on the cia? guest: david petraeus is a genuine american hero. i do not condone what he did. the president had the right to accept his resignation. having anyone leave abruptly causes dislocation in an institution. he stepped into the shoes of the director and i think manage things very well. a lot of the policies started by david petraeus will be continued. one is to take a look at women in the cia. there was a committee that david petraeus started and it was under way when he resigned. host: that brings up a headline in "the washington post." guest: as i said numerous times, security is a women's issue. we are lionesses. we are well qualified to sit and any policy table anywhere. many women are. nobody missed the groundswell for the secretary of defense. there are lots of qualified women. four women head the 16 intelligence agencies now. there has never been a woman as head of the cia. i do not see a barrier that a woman cannot meet or overcome. host: your n
that obama administration is putting emphasis on it. he doesn't think he is tag their concerns seriously. >> we wish instead of talking about guns specifically that they question that they would address what can we do to prevent these kinds of things in the future. the evidence shows that an assault weapons ban are not going to do that. what will do it is doing something about a broken mental health system that allows people that potentially violent to be the streets. >> reporter: furthermore, the nra is making it clear they don't think there are enough members of congress that favor an assault weapons ban to pass one. >> gregg: it's quite the face-off. is the nra's position cautioning the gun control advocates to back down at all? >> no, some are wondering out loud how much clout they have in 2013. >> the nra spent a lot of money on the elections last cycle. they didn't have a lot to show for it especially if you look at results. a lot of their candidates lost. we are looking at return on their investment they had a low return on investment. they are very strong lobby. think the issue i
for proposals, but the nra is crying foul. this morning, their harsh words for the obama administration. >> a major milestone, the delta sigma theta sorority turns 100 years old. how they're planning to celebrate in d.c. we'll have firsthand knowledge on that. good morning. i'm tony perkins. >> and i'm alison seymour. normally i try to wear green on fridays. today i had to wear crimson and cream. my sorority. >> big deal. good for you. >> it's a big deal. we'll talk later this hour. >> good morning. rain jackets. umbrellas. i don't know if we need a full jacket. scattered showers this afternoon. >> what will we need later today? >> later today? umbrella. >> just an umbrella. >> galoshes. do they call them that anymore? >> i don't think so. >> today cloud cover and with rain showers moving in. high near 50, but will feel cooler than that. just probably want to bring a jacket as well. 38 at dulles. i can't encourage shorts today. i can this weekend. mid- to upper 60s by sunday. clouds moving in and eventually the showers will be here, too. once the rain gets through here later this aftern
ready to give up their portion use the obama administration divests itself of g.m. stock in the next couple of months, this company needs to start selling cars and raise its value. they feel this one is going to help them do that. it is the 2014 silverado. g.m. says it put 17,000 miles of testing on it. the starting price is expected to be under 25 grand. that's not bad. there you go. look for it the second quarter of 2013. more space for the driver, it's quieter, roomier and more bling. look for it mid this year. also from chevy, they rolled out the all-new corvette. i know you want one because i want one. 450 horsepower. the first corvette since 2005. draws a lot from design elements from the 1960's. this thing goes head to head with the porsche. it will roll into chevrolet dealerships in the fall. unless you think just middle-age guys like us want one, everyone wants wup. look at the jeep grand cherokee. they redid i -- redid this thing. it will tow 7,400 pounds. check this out from lincoln. you don't have to be an old guy anymore to like lincoln. the small luxury segment, big-tim
. the obama administration confirming to fox news' ed henry that in a few hours, president obama will unveil his new national security team. he's going to nominate chief counterterrorism advisor john brennan as the next c.i.a. director. president obama will also nominate chuck hagel, former senator for defense secretary, which has been criticized by democrats and republicans. democratic senator john kerrymif state. >>> today for the very first time we'll hear all the evidence against colorado movie massacre suspect james holmes. at his preliminary hearing, prosecutors expected to call dozens of witness. they will play the 911 calls and show video from inside the movie theater. the judge will then decide if the case should go to trial. why wouldn't it? holmes is accused of killing 12 people and injuring dozens more in the shooting last july. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton heading back to work today t. in a few hours, mrs. clinton will return to the state department. she was released five days ago from the hospital for treatment of a potentially life-threatening blood closet many lawma
to the food stamp issue that we have pursued with the obama administration where we ask them to test the experimental project where we limited the use of the food stamp benefits for the products that were clearly unhealthy and contributed to the obesity problem and higher health care costs was really more about health care and more about a health problem than a sort of concerted and meditated desire to influence people's behavior. the mayor is very devoted to and very committed to policies that improve the health outcomes of families for people in the city of new york. this is something he absolutely believe in and she fought hard for. fortunately the president and secretary of agriculture said no it isn't something they wanted to test or experiment with and see how it would work. but i don't know that at least from the bloomberg administration that that carries forward to the many, many other places or ways. we definitely want to encourage work. we think work is a key part of our individual lives and livelihood in the city and it ought to be a prerequisite to receiving public assist
-style assault weapons might be really hard to achieve for the obama administration despite mr. biden's task force efforts going on for three days in the summit. dianne feinstein the senator from california has the pweurblgs there may not be enougbill. there may not be enough votes to pass that. the idea that high capacity military ammunition magazines could actually be limited, that seems to have some currency and momentum as does the background checks. but this eupl mass on the actual ban on guns that could really be a problem for the gun control lobby has them finally trying to sort of catch up to the nra which has a huge organizational advantage when it comes to the grassroots battle on both side of this. jon: the grassroots groups, break down their roles for us. >> reporter: on the left side of this. on the gun control side, there hasn't been a great deal, as a matter of fact. if you look at last year's spending comparing just the national rifle association, never mind dozens of other prosecond amendment groups and compare its donations in the 2012 campaign to awful the collective gun c
control legislation. gun rights advocates say that the obama administration is looking to attack the second amendment they believe. but reverend jesse jackson told me moments ago that gun owners need to compromise. here he is now from our show just a little while ago, watch. >> you want guns to hunt with and it's registered you got that. a gun to protect your house, you got that. our more likely to end up shooting a relative and suicide than a roche. but guns for your house, you got that. these semi-automatic weapons, these assault weapons can only kill people and in fact they are threats to national security. martha: eric pratt is the director of communications at gun owners of america. eric, welcome. good to that you here this morning. >> thank you, martha, thank you for having me. martha: what is your response to what reverend jackson had to say there. >> would i tell him you don't compromise with god-given rights. americans in these countries use guns at a minimum of 4,000 times a day in self-defense, and that is according to clinton justice department figures. now we have th
of the facto national policy than the nasa strategic plan. the obama administration's stimulus program was greater than nasa's budget. the united states sent humans to the moon, built and operated a space shuttle, explore the solar system, and contributed a share of the international space station for less than the cost of the american recovery and reinvestment act. into a's environment, but seeming discretionary expenditure for civil space exploration will be challenging unless there is a clear rationale linking such efforts to broader national interest can be supported in a bipartisan manner over many years. but hope to convey is that while nasa faces challenges, a way forward exists to put the agency on a more stable and sustainable foundation. united states can best advance its national interests three more integrated, strategic approach with national security and civil space interests. international space-based corporations, space commerce, and the international space security discussions could be used to reinforce each other. many of today's most important geopolitical challenges
're a woman that works in the obama administration and you want to go to the highest rungs of that administration. it's not funny. and you can attack me and be personal and make personal attacks -- >> i'm not. >> -- against me. you've got a president that you worship on this show every day. you savaged mitt romney. he has a picture -- >> out of touch? >> -- that if a republican president had that cabinet in "the new york times" would be savaged, and you're calling the wrong guy a chauvinist. and seriously -- hold on -- you want to call me a chauvinist? >> stop. let me help you. >> no, let me help you. >> okay. >> you really, knowing me and seeing me work around here for five years, you want to call me a chauvinist on television? >> no. i'm saying that thing with katty was chauvinistic. >> you want to say that on television, that i'm a chauvinist? >> i didn't. >> you did. >> i said the way you're acting is chauvinistic, especially the way you were handling this conversation. it's not funny. >> if that's what you're going to do because your president that you worship on this
. but not to the top of the administration and no pathway in barack obama's cabinet. >> are you kidding me? >> you've got to be a little troubled. >> you've got to be a little troubled. come on, mika. that's a good sporting tribe, but you're not going to get into the hall of fame for spinners for that one. >> i'm not spinning. i'm not spinning. >> so you're saying that he's making -- putting policies forward is that help women all across america but at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. >> there are women working at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. >> we know there are. >> we're talking about a couple of cabinet positions that are being filled. and why don't you name the -- and it's not just gender, but its exact moment in one's career and timing and, for example, our international situation. you tell me if john kerry's right for the job. is he right for the job? >> yes. >> is chuck hagel right for the job? >> sure. >> should we discriminate against them? because they are right for the job. >> so you're suggesting that there are no women as qualified as men for these positions. >> i think the moment has to be rig
constructive ideas as to how they could help. >> our next guest says surprised the move the obama administration made a former west point psychology professor the author of "on killing kernel" the vice president is approaching his meeting with hollywood entertainment people with no judgment. that's not how he approached the nra. >> in july the year 2000 both houses of congress a joint statement was made by the american medical association, american psychological association and american academy of pediatrics 30 years of research. a thousand scholars have proven media violence causes violence in our society. they said violent video games are particularly dangerous. >> we have that statement. it bears repeating. they said specifically preliminary studies indicate the negative impact of electronic media such as violent video games may be significantly more severe than that brought by television, movies or music. >>> this is the factor. the video game generation jonesboro high school, virginia tech in the college is now coming to kill our kids. this ain't the end of it. they are comin
from those kinds of unfair practices. the obama administration just in the last year has finally levied some stiff penalties in the whole solar area. but the fact is the horse is out of the barn on this issue several years ago. and it's hard to see whether or not that industry will ever recover from the damage done by those practices. >> host: henry in illinois e-mails in: i feel so disillusioned hearing what you have to say, and yet as a consumer i feel like america has experienced such great progress and prosperity since the 50es when i was born -- '50s when i was born. do you see america in decline, or do we continue to improve in spite of ourselves? are you optimist inabout america? >> guest: i'm decidedly pessimistic. one quick one, we haven't even touched, we didn't touch on any of the books. but if you do any reading, you can see this truck coming down the road, and that is robots. for so long robots did one thing, punched a hole or fastened a screw or something. now they do multiple tasks. and once that takes hold, this is going to result in the elimination of just untold jobs.
take in if automatic cuts are triggered. >> a big task ahead for president obama's pick for treasury secretary. jack lew takeover of the administration's affairs for a new fight with republicans over the nation's debt. >> in the names of one former senator, having him on your team is the equivalent of having a coach of having a player to put somebody at any position and knowing he will do well. >> he has experienced on balancing budgets in the clinton administration. if confirmed, he will replace timothy geithner who led the department to the economic turmoil of the first term. as we told you on thursday, we have -- lew has been criticized for his bad current -- for his bad signature. >> the president even joked about this, saying that he consider rescinding the nomination after seeing the loopy signature. this was posted on buzzfeed. the loops. >> that is a close resemblance to his signature. it is 4:51 right now. 41 degrees. >> a huge surprise for local youth battling brain cancer. it is a story will see only on seven. >> at coming up, going on a trial. we will meet a woman who rej
leadership of the obama administration. we were able to use the tools and save this individuals home. there are many other stories like that. we've got to personalize this. to me, the key to preserving homeownership in this country, the key to financial success, and i hope the major objective of the consumer financial protection bureau is to provide financial literacy. let people understand what is out there. let them understand their own capacity. let them understand the options that are there. financial literacy is critically important, and then access to financial products and services that are fair, affordable, and understandable. if we can take those steps we can help empower people to not only own a home or to make the right financial decisions, but to help build our economy. so i just urge you to be bold. when congress passed dodd-frank, when congress established the bureau, we wanted you to be bold because we don't want to repeat what we've seen over the last five years again. we want you to be bold in protecting families from abusive financial products, get rid of them. empo
, is the obama administration is likely not to cut and run but cut and walk. you see these signs in the press right now to get down to a lower and lower level. the number 6,000 is around but if those take place how does the afghan security forces really operate without the support it needs in terms of air, in terms of fire, in terms of pay? special whenever nato country wants out as quickly as possible. we could see a quicker decline of western presence in 2013 rather than 2014. >> would you like to discuss that? >> this is a legitimate concern. he has come with a detailed list enablers that the afghan army needs, including what you mention of long-range artillery. and aircrafts because we've been dependent on these things from our friends a and all lies. again, a lot of these things are not as expensive as conducting the operation as nato in afghanistan. if there is a political world it is doable. same thing as the salaries of the afghanistan national army, a significant number considering the afghan economy. but for the withdrawal of each international troop from afghanistan, we can maintai
to a national security adviser in the administration. despite recommendations by general john allen for the u.s. to leave as many as 15,000 troops, this is the first suggestion that president obama could opt for a full withdrawal as he did in iraq in 2011. others in the administration are calling for a limited footprint, maybe as small as 2,500 troops. military officials say a force of that size would not be able to prevent a collapse of the fragile afghan state. >>> afghan president hamid karzai scheduled to meet with president obama on friday to discuss exactly this, the u.s. role in afghanistan beyond 2014. >>> now to business where the 787 dreamliner is turning into a bit of a night may for boeing as the airplanes are under investigation after back-to-back days of problems in boston. yesterday one of the jets spilled about 40 gallons of fuel on the runway at logan international airport. that's one day after an electrical fire caused by an exploding battery grounded a different dreamliner plane, also at logan airport. for more on boeing's troubles, let's go to jeff cutmoore in london. >> r
will meet with the nra as administration avenues fort to curb gun violence. there is major concern after obama may act without congress on gun control. we have more on this. >>> vice president biden said yesterday his meetings with gun safety advocates and victims and law americas have resulted in 3 or 4 or 5 steps that can be taken to make guns safer. he didn't say what they were. he did say however that the president had the power to make some of the changes with a pen and without asking congress for permission. >> oo we are reaching out to all parties on whatever side this falls. executive action can be taken. examin we are compiling it all with the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action we believe is required. >> the vice president also said he doesn't want to get quote caught up in the notion that unless we can do everything we are going to do nothing. they were questioning the legality to restrict the second amendment. >> there is no experimental teaching: procedures for developing effective individualized instruction tive order the president can issue that will
to be the policies of this administration as long as president obama is in office. so, again, i think you've seen what senator hagel said about this, and the president is very confident that senator hagel will be confirmed and that he will be an excellent secretary of defense and will implement all of the president's policies with regards to the defense department. let me move around here. chuck. >> following up on debt ceiling, i know your position hasn't changed on the 14th amendment. do you guys have a position on this trillion-dollar coin business? >> i would simply go back to what i said. the option here is for congress to do its job and pay its bills -- bills that have already been racked up. we saw what happened last summer, the summer of 2011, when congress flirted with the idea of default, didn't even go all the way to default and yet the impact on our economy was severe, the impact on average americans was severe. we had the lowest job creation in the month of august of 2011 of any month during the recovery, and the reason is because of what house republicans did that summer. now, we ca
obama is not going to nominate anyone i think would be good. the point is the epa administrator does what the president wants and what the congress to relax. it is a managerial job. the epa administrator can recommend policy. at the end of the day, if the president says i do not like what you are doing, the administrator will not do it. if the congress as we will not appropriate money for that, it will not be done. the problem we face is the epa, because cap-and-trade legislation was defeated, a e.p.a. has tried to implement that anti-energy agenda through the clean air act. all these regulations are expensive and clumsy. they are not going to do what they are designed to do. they will have great economic damage. we are already seeing that. host: let's take this call from patty. caller: i am kind of astounded so-called fox. in my job, i interact with global experts on many issues, including climate change most of the people i interact with a round of world are leading security people from their countries. we bring in outside experts to speak. host: i need you to cut to get negative c
the secret service prostitution scandal ahead of president obama's visit to colombia last year. a report found three drug enforcement administration agents stationed there had paid for sexual services for themselves and two of those agents hired a prostitute for a visiting secret service supervisor. they used their government issued blackberries to arrange those encounters and tried to delete the information. >>> major league baseball players are facing an increased number of tests for illegal drugs. a deal between management and the players means human growth hormone testing will be conducted throughout the season instead of just spring training. urine and blood tests will be admin sterd and every player will be tested at least once. >>> another big weekend of nfl playoff football is starting with conference title games at stake. it starts tomorrow afternoon with baltimore visiting denver. then the packers face san francisco. and on sunday, it's seattle at atlanta, followed by the texans taking on new england. a lot going on. >> who are the giants playing? the giants will be victorious.
. the letters are -- governors are committed to a collaboration with congress and the administration to maintain and promote a balanced system. just last month, governor markell and i joined president obama to outline what flexible federalism will look like. the effort deserves to be front and center, because how washington deals with those issues will have an immediate, direct affect on our states and our budget. 30 of the 50 states that we have have had job growth, and we have been able to get to pre- recession levels. oklahoma has been one of those states to experienced job growth. we have now come from seventh% unemployment to 5.2%, one of the highest job growth rates in the nation, but i have to tell you, it was not easy. if -- we have to make good policy and shared sacrifice. as president and congress will address sequestration, we know as governors that spending cuts will be necessary and inevitable, as are the tough decisions they have to make, but we also asked the president, congress in leaders to keep four points in mind. first is federal reform should produce savings for the federal
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